Pixar has become as famous for their storytelling chops, and their ability to create funny, inspiring tales that appeal to all audiences, as they are for digital animation. So we were thrilled when storyboard artist Emma Coats tweeted a few of the company's key ingredients to storytelling, useful for all aspiring writers.
“We don't read and write poetry because it's cute. We read and write poetry because we are members of the human race. And the human race is filled with passion. So medicine, law, business, engineering... these are noble pursuits and necessary to sustain life. But poetry, beauty, romance, love... these are what we stay alive for.” ― N.H. Kleinbaum, Dead Poets Society
"Everybody needs to be using her voice because we’re all stitched together. Someone often needs to hear what someone else has to say. There honestly may be nothing new left to say, maybe it has all been said before a hundred times in a hundred different ways, but no one else can say it OUR way. I mean, think of writing as singing the National Anthem. There are so many different versions, singers—it’s different every time—and equally beautiful.” Glennon Doyle Melton